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§ 250.2. Nonlead Ammunition Coupon Program Process.

14 CA ADC § 250.2Barclays Official California Code of Regulations

Barclays California Code of Regulations
Title 14. Natural Resources
Division 1. Fish and Game Commission--Department of Fish and Game (Refs & Annos)
Subdivision 2. Game, Furbearers, Nongame, and Depredators
Chapter 1. General Provisions and Definitions
14 CCR § 250.2
§ 250.2. Nonlead Ammunition Coupon Program Process.
(a) These regulations establish a nonlead ammunition coupon program using non-state funds to provide eligible hunters with nonlead ammunition at no or reduced charge. The program will be administered by an agent of the department and awarding of non-state funds will be administered as a grant. The department's agent will be selected through a public solicitation process, and, upon selection of an agent, the department will advertise a website address where eligible hunters may apply.
(b) For the purposes of this section, the following definitions apply:
(1) “Eligible hunter” is any hunter who meets all of the following requirements:
(A) is 18 years of age or older as of July 1 of the applicable license year;
(B) holds an appropriate permit tag; and
(C) is not prohibited from possessing ammunition pursuant to Penal Code section 30305.
(2) “Appropriate permit tag” means a valid California tag, permit, or validation to hunt deer, elk, black bear, bighorn sheep, wild pig, pronghorn antelope, or upland game for the applicable license year.
(3) “Applicable license year” means the license year in which the drawing will occur.
(c) Any eligible hunter may apply to the department's agent to be entered in the nonlead ammunition coupon program drawing. The drawing will be administered through a nonlead ammunition coupon program website that is operated by the department's agent as established under a grant agreement.
(d) On at least a monthly basis from July 1 through December 31, eligible hunters who have applied will be randomly selected to receive a coupon redeemable for a box of nonlead ammunition at reduced or no charge. The maximum number of eligible hunters drawn on a monthly basis will be determined based on the total funds available such that the number drawn each month, over the course of the six-month drawing period, will expend the total available funds in the year allocated. An average of no more than $30 per box of nonlead ammunition will be used in determining the maximum number of eligible hunters drawn each month.
(e) To be considered, eligible hunters shall apply, at no charge, through a designated website developed and maintained by the department's agent. Eligible hunters may apply as soon as the website is available, and must apply no later than December 1 in the applicable license year. The applicant must provide the following information, which the department will use to verify eligibility for the drawing with the agent:
(1) Name of applicant;
(2) Applicant's date of birth;
(3) Applicant's Document Number as printed on their hunting license for the license year in which the drawing will occur;
(4) Mailing address and email for notification and for receiving a coupon for a box of ammunition;
(5) Preferred ammunition type from the list of available ammunition as identified on the agent's nonlead ammunition coupon program website; and
(6) Applicant's certification under penalty of perjury that he or she is not prohibited from possessing ammunition pursuant to of Penal Code section 30305.
(f) The number of applicants to be selected during each drawing shall be determined by the department's agent and will be published on the website after the program is established and available funding is known. An eligible hunter with an appropriate permit tag may not apply more than once, nor be awarded more than once, during a license year. Applications will be considered in each of the subsequent drawings after receipt until they are either drawn, or the drawing period ends.
(g) The list of available ammunition will be provided on the agent's website and will be dependent on market availability. Coupons for nonlead ammunition will not be available in all calibers or in all shotgun shell gauges or loads. For purposes of this section, a box of nonlead ammunition is 20 centerfire cartridges or 25 shotgun shells.
(h) The program may be offered and implemented for license year 2017-18, and for subsequent license years, provided funding is available as determined by the department. The program will be implemented only if the department is successful at awarding a grant using non-state funding.


Note: Authority cited: Section 3004.5, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Section 3004.5, Fish and Game Code.
1. New section filed 9-13-2016; operative 1-1-2017 (Register 2016, No. 38).
This database is current through 6/28/24 Register 2024, No. 26.
Cal. Admin. Code tit. 14, § 250.2, 14 CA ADC § 250.2
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